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  • Two Bend women aim for fun -- and protection

    05/15/2013 7:30:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    KTVZ ^ | 5/13/2013 | Kandra Kent
    Bend resident Cindy Van Patten likes teaching women how to safely shoot and handle guns. She's been doing it for years. And this year, she's noticed something new. "Just in the last 30 days, I've talked to maybe 50 different people," Van Patten said recently. "It's an off season, I mean, for women to be calling, or people to be calling about hand gun instruction in the winter months and spring, because usually, it's summer." In Central Oregon and nationwide more women are taking aim.
  • Oh No He Di'int, Yup Romney 'Messed With Texas'

    05/25/2012 8:39:39 AM PDT · by not romney · 17 replies
    Tea ^ | John Alan
    Romney has visited Texas several times during the primary. Not to sell his vision for the country, but more as an ATM stop. Legal experts we contacted agreed this could be considered 'messin with Texas' in a court of law. Most are aware of the risks you run when messin with Sasquatch. So why do people continue to insist on 'messin with Texas'? And more to the point, why do politicians even entertain the thought. Ok he 'messed with Texas', big deal? Well it is a big deal, you can't 'mess with Texas' without messin with Louisiana.
  • Debbie messes with Texas

    08/15/2011 9:20:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/11 | David Freddoso
    On Face the Nation, Norah O'Donnell asked DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (a congresswoman from Florida) about her recent claim that the nation's economic situation has gotten better since President Obama took office. After all, O'Donnell pointed out, unemployment is up about 25 percent since January 2009, and 13.5 million more people are on food stamps since then. Predictably, Wasserman Schultz replied that it's all Bush's fault: "President Obama inherited a huge problem -- the worst recession that we've had since the Great Depression, created by the failed policies of the previous Republican administration,
  • Soros Making More Cash With Congress:

    07/24/2011 1:16:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Big Government ^ | 7/24/11 | Capitol Confidential
    As the Administration’s push for alternative fuels grows stronger, Congress is set to consider H.R. 1380, which would create very generous tax credits to manufacturers who retrofit existing work vehicles to run on natural gas rather than on that terrifying global menace known as oil, and very generous subsidies to natural gas vehicle consumers: $7500 per car and a whopping $64,000 for heavy-duty trucks and 18-wheelers. It’s common knowledge in DC that Texas hedge-fund operator and natural gas-magnate T. Boone Pickens is the force behind this bi-partisan, pork-laden legislation, possibly because his natural gas empire would greatly profit from the...
  • “My Dream And The Confusion Surrounding The Death Of Osama Bin Laden”

    05/06/2011 10:45:57 AM PDT · by Uri’el-2012 · 11 replies
    Sitting In His Presence ^ | May 6, 2011 | Pastor Cathie Miller
    “O LORD, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in time of distress, to you the nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, “Our fathers possessed nothing but false gods, worthless idols that did them no good.” Jeremiah 16:19 “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
  • Update from on the Ground in Wisconsin: We Stand With Governor Scott Walker

    02/20/2011 3:56:58 AM PST · by Candor7 · 32 replies
    Americans For Prosperity ( AFP BLOG) ^ | Feb 19, 2011 8:16 PM | Tim Phillips
    Dear Free Republic, As I looked out from the stage on the faces of thousands of folks at the "Stand With Walker" rally in Madison, Wisconsin today a young 7 or 8 year-old girl atop her dad's shoulders stood out. She was waving a "Fight Back Wisconsin" sign and cheering happily. Before the rally her dad had told me they gave up her basketball game today to come to the rally because "It's time to stand tall." Next to them in his hard hat was Mansfield, a tall, wiry gentleman who runs a small brick laying business near Madison. These...
  • People with moles less prone to ageing

    11/21/2010 7:30:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    NewsCore ^ | 11/21/10 | Staff
    THE secret of supermodel Cindy Crawford's ageless allure may be out as British scientists have discovered that people with lots of moles are genetically protected from many of the ravages of time. New research suggests they may not only develop fewer wrinkles in old age, but also have stronger bones and tauter muscles. Moles or beauty spots - for which Crawford is famous - are formed by rapidly dividing cells that start producing dots of dark pigment on children as young as four, but which usually vanish from about the age of 40. In some people, however, they continue to...
  • Obama Meets With Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister (Bowing Again?)

    11/11/2010 10:44:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies · 1+ views
    fox ^ | 11/11/10 | staff
    U.S. President Barack Obama talks with Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal as they arrive at the National Museum of Korea for dinner in Seoul November 11, 2010, on the first day of the G20 Summit.
  • U.S. Chamber Tangles With Obama Over Foreign Influences

    09/19/2010 9:06:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | 9/19/10 | Matthew Murray
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce accused President Barack Obama on Saturday of giving misleading remarks in his latest radio address about possible illegal foreign involvement in the 2010 midterm elections. In his weekly speech, Obama reiterated his oft-repeated criticisms of the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling, saying the high court's early 2010 decision to throw out most bans on corporate and union broadcast advertising buys "overturned decades of law and precedent" and "gave the special interests the power to spend without limit -- and without public disclosure -- to run ads in order to influence elections."
  • Tea With Terrorists?

    07/08/2010 5:21:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    ibd ^ | 7/8/10 | editor
    Homeland Security: President Obama promised lobbyists wouldn't run his White House. They're just doing it from across the street — at a Shariah-compliant coffee chain tied to a radical jihadist group. That's right: According to the New York Times, prominent K Street lobbyists are buttonholing Obama officials at a Caribou Coffee shop on Pennsylvania Avenue, raising far more than just ethics questions. What the Times story neglects to mention is that Caribou Coffee is a Shariah-compliant firm owned by an Islamic bank based in Bahrain. One of its founders and a current adviser are leaders in the radical Muslim Brotherhood....
  • Breakfast with Nancy: One Hour. Five Grand.

    06/12/2010 10:07:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies · 684+ views
    pajamasmedia ^ | 6/12/10 | Richard Polloc
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is inviting medical high rollers to join her at the swanky new W Hotel in downtown Washington. The price of this one-hour soiree? As much as $5000. Hoping to capitalize on the passage of the health care bill — and the massive government expenditures it dictates, estimated to be at least $1 trillion — Speaker Pelosi’s staff is inviting (pdf) “the health care community” to join her in the Studio Room of the W Hotel in what Carmela Clendening (also listed on the invitation) said is an annual rite. She told Pajamas Media that this specific...
  • With Regrets (Helen Thomas' agent and her co-author dump her)

    06/06/2010 2:16:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 160 replies · 3,752+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 6/6/10 | Craig Crawford
    I concur with the following response from my agent to Helen Thomas' lamentable remarks about Israel, and will no longer be working with Helen on our book projects. -- Craig Crawford "It is with a heavy heart that Nine Speakers, Inc. announces its resignation as the agent for Helen Thomas, Dean of the White House Press Corps. Ms. Thomas has had an esteemed career as a journalist, and she has been a trailblazer for women, helping others in her profession, and beyond. However, in light of recent events, Nine Speakers is no longer able to represent Ms. Thomas, nor can...
  • Dyson's Latest: A Fan with No Blades

    10/13/2009 8:38:41 AM PDT · by BornToBeAmerican · 42 replies · 2,362+ views
    Business Week ^ | October 13, 2009, 10:24AM EST | Martin Hickman
    Dyson's Latest: A Fan with No Blades British inventor James Dyson—creator of the bagless vacuum and air blade hand dryer—has devised a cooling fan that uses 98% less power than air conditioning For once James Dyson has invented something without cutting-edge technology – a fan without blades. With an eye on the lucrative US market for air conditioning, the creator of the bagless vacuum cleaner is launching his bladeless fan on both sides of the Atlantic today. Instead of pushing coolness around a room, the loop of the Dyson Air Multiplier "accelerates and amplifies" air, expelling 405 litres a second.
  • With Checkpoints Down, Weapons Flow Freely

    10/12/2009 4:52:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 295+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 10/12/09 | Maayana Miskin
    ( Weapons are flowing freely into Shechem and other Palestinian Authority-controlled towns in Samaria thanks to the recent removal of IDF checkpoints. So reports a senior IDF source who spoke to the Hebrew-language Arutz Sheva this week on condition of anonymity. The weapons come to Shechem from the south, the source explained. Weapons are smuggled from the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt to Israel's Negev desert. From there, they are smuggled to the Hevron region, where the Judea and Samaria security barrier remains incomplete.
  • WHO ARE THE UNINSURED IN AMERICA? ... GREAT VIDEO ...(Apologies for Deja Vu)

    08/28/2009 8:18:03 AM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 8 replies · 1,178+ views
    OBUMMERCARE ... Let me get this straight. Obummer's health care plan will be written by a COMMIE-tee whose head says he doesn't understand it, passed by a CONgress that hasn't read it and whose members will be exempt from it, signed by a President who smokes, funded by a treasury chief who did not pay his taxes, overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that is broke. What could possibly go wrong?
  • 'Israel must consider ties with US when weighing attack on Iran'

    07/19/2009 9:14:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 575+ views
    Amid reports that Defense Secretary Robert Gates is heading to Israel next week for talks on Teheran's nuclear program, a senior US defense official has told The Jerusalem Post that an Israeli strike on Iran could be profoundly destabilizing and would affect US interests. Israel needed to take its relationship with America into account in contemplating any such attack, he warned. Gates, who last week described the Islamic republic's nuclear drive as the greatest current threat to global security, is set to spend six hours here next Monday, discussing the Iranian threat with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister...
  • Obama's Church: Cauldron of Division [2007 Obama "nodded in agreement" with "US of White America"]

    03/15/2008 7:50:40 AM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 111 replies · 3,714+ views
    ...Wright's strong sentiments were echoed in the Sunday morning service attended by NewsMax. Wright laced into America's establishment, blaming the "white arrogance" of America's Caucasian majority for the woes of the world, especially the oppression suffered by blacks. To underscore the point he refers to the country as the "United States of White America." Many in the congregation, including Obama, nodded in apparent agreement as these statements were made...
  • Obama worked with terrorist

    02/24/2008 3:22:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies · 176+ views
    WND ^ | 2-24-08 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – The board of a nonprofit organization on which Sen. Barak Obama served as a paid director alongside a confessed domestic terrorist granted funding to a controversial Arab group that mourns the establishment of Israel as a "catastrophe" and supports intense immigration reform, including providing drivers licenses and education to illegal aliens. The co-founder of the Arab group in question, Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi, also has held a fundraiser for Obama. Khalidi is a harsh critic of Israel, has made statements supportive of Palestinian terror and reportedly has worked on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization while it...
  • Jihadists respond to 'Schmoozing with Terrorists'

    09/25/2007 8:49:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 109+ views
    WND ^ | Sep 25, 2007 | staff
    Middle East jihad leaders have reacted to a shocking new book released last week in which they were interviewed by a Jewish reporter on all sorts of topics from why terrorists kill and maim through who they want to see in U.S. high office in 2008.
  • Rapist must 'pay' with wife [surrender wife of rapist to child victim's father]

    05/29/2007 12:13:13 PM PDT · by bedolido · 15 replies · 726+ views
    news24 ^ | 5-29-2007 | Staff Writer
    Islamabad - A tribal council in central Pakistan has ordered the surrender of the wife of a rapist to the child victim's father for retribution, media reports said on Tuesday. The council, called a punchayat, was convened in a village near the Punjab Province city of Multan, located 380km south of Islamabad, after police refused to register a case against a local man for assaulting the minor. Brothers of the accused man had initially offered one of their four daughters in compensation for the crime, the newspaper Daily Nation said. But the council decreed that the father of the victim...
  • MySpace agrees to share sex offender data with states

    05/21/2007 10:48:19 AM PDT · by bedolido · 11 replies · 691+ views
    NWCN ^ | 5-21-2007 | Staff Writer
    RALEIGH, N.C. - will provide a number of state attorneys general with data on registered sex offenders who use the popular social networking web site, the company said Monday. Attorneys general from eight states demanded last week that the company provide data on how many registered sex offenders are using the site and where they live. MySpace initially refused, citing federal privacy laws. MySpace obtained the data from Sentinel Tech Holding Corp., which the company partnered with in December to build a database with information on sex offenders.

    12/01/2006 9:02:48 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 30 replies · 1,302+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1 December 2006 | John Podorhetz
    December 1, 2006 -- YES, it's been quite a week for the 10 members of the Iraq Study Group, the committee formed last spring to offer recommendations on a path forward in Iraq. They had a wonderfully invigorating leak session the other day with The New York Times, which was the first recipient of the group's key top-level save-America recommendation. Co-chairmen James "Is There An Arab Dictator Nearby Whose Butt I Can Kiss" Baker and Lee "Yes, I'm Still Alive" Hamilton didn't even bother to pretend to brief the president or key lawmakers first. The president could wait his turn....

    10/08/2006 7:40:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies · 866+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 8, 2006 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    AUSTINTOWN, Ohio - Buffeted by Hollywood heartthrobs Luke Perry and Adam Brody, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton lent her own star power to a fellow Democrat yesterday in the crucial presidential battleground state of Ohio. Clinton, Perry and Brody were on hand to boost Sherrod Brown's chances for the Senate at a massive rally in Austintown - where, many said, New York's junior senator was the main draw. Clinton was indeed the star attraction, but she made sure to note the presence of Perry, the former "Beverly Hills 90210" star and an Ohio native, and Brody, who stars in "The O.C."
  • Iran's Gulf Of Misunderstanding With US

    09/25/2006 3:51:07 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 349+ views
    BBC ^ | 9-25-2006 | Gordon Corera
    Iran's gulf of misunderstanding with US By Gordon Corera Security correspondent, BBC News Anti-American protests in Tehran are a regular event The US and Iran almost never speak to each other. "It's the most unusual relationship we have with any country in the world," explains US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns. "It's been 27 years since we've had a normal diplomatic, social and political relationship. And so for instance I am one of the people responsible for Iran in our government and yet I have never met an Iranian government official in my 25-year career." The fiery...
  • In Mongolia Archaeologists Discover Permafrost Mummy With Fur Coat (Scythian Soldier - 2,500 YO)

    08/17/2006 5:04:52 PM PDT · by blam · 46 replies · 6,197+ views
    Mongolia Web ^ | 8-17-2006 | Ulaanbaatar
    In Mongolia archaeologists discover permafrost mummy with fur coat. Written by Ulaanbaatar correspondent Thursday, 17 August 2006 Research workers of the German archaeological institute have discovered a mummy in permafrost at excavation work in Mongolia of approximately 2,500 years old. At the "sensational find" of a sepulchre chamber of the Scythian rider people a crew of the German television sender ZDF were present. In front of the camera the archaeologists opened the sepulchre where the mummy of the Scythian soldier was stored. The mummy, conserved in permafrost, carried still a fur coat and had a decorated gilded head ornament. According...
  • First football, then jail time(with no decoys)

    08/17/2006 1:52:38 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 12 replies · 821+ views ^ | 8 17 06 | associated press
    Judge lets teens finish season before serving sentence for fake deer prank KENTON, Ohio - A judge decided two high school athletes can complete the football season this fall before they serve 60-day jail sentences for a car crash caused by a decoy deer placed in a country road. Two teens were injured. “I shouldn’t be doing this, but I’m going to. I see positive things about participating in football,” Judge Gary McKinley said Tuesday. Dailyn Campbell, a 16-year-old quarterback for Kenton High, and 17-year-old teammate Jesse Howard will serve their time in a juvenile detention center. They were also...
  • Sleep With Neanderthals? Apparently We (homo Sapiens) Did

    08/13/2006 4:11:37 PM PDT · by blam · 209 replies · 5,609+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 8-13-2006 | Faye Flam
    Sleep with Neanderthals? Apparently we (homo Sapiens) did By Faye Flam The Philadelphia Inquirer Though it's been 150 years since mysteriously humanlike bones first turned up in Germany's Neander Valley, the find continues to shake our collective sense of human identity. Neanderthals are humanity's closest relatives, with brains at least as big as ours, and yet we don't know whether we should include them as members of our own species. No longer does science consider them our direct ancestors but some suspect Neanderthals and modern homo Sapiens interbred during the 20,000 some-odd years we co-existed in Europe. The archaeological record...
  • Forgotten Army Sides Hizbullah

    07/31/2006 4:52:43 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 478+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 7-31-2006 | Jonathan Steele
    Forgotten army sides with Hizbullah Jonathan Steele in Marjaayoun Monday July 31, 2006 The Guardian (UK) A Lebanese man wearing a T-shirt with a picture of Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, walks past a bomb crater in the eastern Bekaa valley. Photograph: Samer Husseini/AP "Any Hizbullah in the town?" I asked the Lebanese soldier who had hitched a lift outside this mixed Christian and Shia area just five miles north of the Israeli border. "A few," he replied, as his right eye creased into a cheerful wink. We dropped him in Marjaayoun's cobbled main square, where three other soldiers in...
  • Diaz seeks 'dialogue' with Boy Scouts

    07/27/2006 12:01:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies · 1,082+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | July 27, 2006 | Tina Moore
    City Solicitor Romulo L. Diaz Jr. said a recent push to force the Cradle of Liberty Boy Scouts Council to denounce the national organization's antigay policy had nothing to do with his own homosexuality. "My own sexuality, my own sexual orientation, has never been hidden and never played into my decision," Diaz said in an interview yesterday with The Inquirer. "It has, perhaps, made me more sensitive to the issues." Diaz said he sent another letter yesterday morning seeking a meeting with William T. Dwyer III, council chief executive officer and president. Diaz, the city's first openly gay solicitor and...
  • Gorillas Infecting Each Other With Ebola

    07/10/2006 8:07:24 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 733+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 7-10-2006 | Debora McKenzie
    Gorillas infecting each other with Ebola 17:00 10 July 2006 news service Debora MacKenzie Lowland gorillas are catching the devastating Ebola virus not just from the virus's normal host, thought to be bats, but also from each other. So conclude Damien Caillaud and colleagues at the University of Rennes in France, who began watching 377 gorillas in Odzala National Park in Congo in 2001. "Maybe 30 are left now" of that original group, Caillaud told New Scientist.(There are other gorillas in the park that were not in the study group, which was defined by their use of the observation...
  • With Injuries Up, Feds Eye Fireworks Laws

    07/03/2006 11:59:22 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 78 replies · 1,241+ views ^ | 7 4 06 | MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN
    WASHINGTON - On the eve of the nation's noisiest holiday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission responded to growing fireworks injuries by quietly reopening the question of how it should police explosives for backyard entertainment. Without a public meeting, the three commissioners voted unanimously by ballot late Friday to begin a study of whether to tighten their regulation of fireworks, commission spokesman Scott Wolfson announced Monday. Their notice seeking public comment will appear soon in the Federal Register. The notice cited a disturbing increase in injuries and a decrease in compliance with safety regulations as reasons for the first major review...
  • UPDATE 2-Stolen laptop with U.S. veterans' data recovered (Adds VFW quote, details, edits)

    06/30/2006 1:51:44 AM PDT · by familyop · 13 replies · 790+ views
    Reuters ^ | 29JUN06 | Vicki Allen
    WASHINGTON, June 29 (Reuters) - A stolen laptop computer containing sensitive information on more than 26 million U.S. military veterans and servicemembers has been recovered and a preliminary review indicated no data was taken, the FBI and Veterans Affairs Department said on Thursday. The laptop and the external hard drive taken in early May from a VA employee's residence in suburban Washington were recovered, authorities said. "A preliminary review of the equipment by computer forensic teams has determined that the data base remains intact and has not been accessed since it was stolen," the agencies said in a statement. "A...
  • Ore. Man With 3 Gators Feels Unwelcome

    06/11/2006 10:01:53 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 39 replies · 559+ views ^ | 6 11 06 | Associated Press
    TUALATIN, Ore. - They may not be soft and cuddly, but James "Bugs" Brown said his three alligators are beloved pets. He said the gators _ Chomper, Hisser and Snapper _ are like family. And he'd rather move than cave to the pressure from the city to get rid of them. Brown has lived in the city for 26 years and his oldest alligator has been with him since 1985. But recent concerns from a neighbor prompted the City of Tualatin to push Brown to say "see ya later" to his pets. The neighbor runs a daycare out of her...
  • US Bypasses Russia With BP Pipeline

    06/08/2006 6:26:31 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 697+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-9-2006 | Adrian Blomfield
    US bypasses Russia with BP pipeline By Adrian Blomfield in Moscow (Filed: 09/06/2006) Washington scored a significant victory in its contest with Moscow for influence in Central Asia yesterday when Kazakhstan agreed to start pumping oil to the West through a British Petroleum pipeline that bypasses Russia and Iran. The deal, secured largely because of a personal visit to Kazakhstan last month by Dick Cheney, the United States vice-president, will infuriate the Kremlin. But there will be secret relief in European capitals, where there is growing concern over Russia's apparent willingness to use its vast energy supplies as a political...
  • Teenage Boy Blows Up The House With Deodorant

    05/31/2006 5:42:38 PM PDT · by blam · 68 replies · 1,196+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-1-2006 | David Sapsted
    Teenage boy blows up the house with deodorant By David Sapsted (Filed: 01/06/2006) A teenager left at home while his parents were on holiday decided to do some washing - and ended up blowing the roof off and causing £35,000 of damage. In a freak string of mishaps, Sean Davey, 18, left a washing basket full of clothes on top of the electric cooker. He then accidentally knocked one of the hob controls, turning on one of the rings, before going out to meet friends. The heated ring set fire to the basket of clothes which, in turn, heated a...
  • Hookworms Hitched Rides With Nomads

    05/31/2006 3:26:53 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 501+ views
    Science News ^ | 5-31-2006 | Ben Harder
    Hookworms hitched rides with nomads Ben Harder Horseback-riding herders known as Scythians or Scythes once traveled far and wide across Eurasia. Their dead have the parasites to prove it. FEEDING THE WORMS. Researchers found hookworm eggs in the remains of two nomads buried in Central Asia 2,300 years ago. Lancet A man and a woman who were buried separately about 2,300 years ago and recently excavated in Berel, Kazakhstan, were infected with hookworms during their lifetimes, researchers have determined. Hookworms weren't then and still aren't typically found in the steppes of central Asia. "This finding demonstrated that Scythes, a nomadic...
  • 6-Year-Old Fla. Girl Charged With Felony For Kicking Teacher's Aide

    05/31/2006 10:41:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies · 782+ views ^ | May 31, 2006 | Staff
    NAPLES, Fla. -- A 6-year-old special education student who kicked a Naples teacher's aide and spent several hous in juvenile jail is facing felony battery charges. Her mother, however, wants to know why the case has gone so far. Takovia Allen suffers from behavioral problems and attends a special class at Lely Elementary in Naples. According to an arrest report, on May 2, a teacher was trying to line up students to go to music class. Takovia refused to go and kicked the teacher's aide in the ankle. After a discussion among school officials and two law enforcement officials called...
  • Cylindrical Seal With A Strange Design Discovered In Dezful (Iran)

    05/28/2006 5:49:03 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies · 1,870+ views
    CHN ^ | 5-28-2006
    5/28/2006 2:34:00 PM Cylindrical Seal with a Strange Design Discovered in DezfulArcheological excavations in Khuzestan province led to discovery of a cylindrical seal designed with a winged horse with a lion’s head and a cow’s hooves! Tehran, 28 May 2006 (CHN) -- Archeological excavations in Sanjar Tepe in Khuzestan province resulted in discovery of a cylindrical seal with the design of a winged horse on its end. Although it is not the first time archeologists are confronted with the design of a winged horse in Iran, what makes this one special compared to the previous ones is that this winged...
  • Retailers Plow Ahead With RFID Chips

    05/21/2006 9:35:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 198 replies · 2,614+ views
    iwon news ^ | May 20, 06 | BRIAN BERGSTEIN
    The roots of radio-frequency identification technology stretch at least as far back as World War II, when transponders helped distinguish between Axis and Allied aircraft. Over the years the concept has been greatly miniaturized, landing RFID technology in such settings as animal tags, toll-collection devices, passports, keyless entry systems for cars and wireless credit cards. But perhaps none of these projects will have as much impact for consumers as the adoption of RFID in the supply chains of huge retail stores. Mega-retailers led by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) have gotten their biggest suppliers to add RFID chips to pallets and...
  • A Future With No Bananas

    05/15/2006 3:09:09 PM PDT · by blam · 79 replies · 1,871+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 5-15-2006
    A future with no bananas? 11:00 13 May 2006 From New Scientist Print Edition. Go bananas while you still can. The world's most popular fruit and the fourth most important food crop of any sort is in deep trouble. Its genetic base, the wild bananas and traditional varieties cultivated in India, has collapsed. Virtually all bananas traded internationally are of a single variety, the Cavendish, the genetic roots of which lie in India. Three years ago, New Scientist revealed that the world Cavendish crop was threatened by pandemics of diseases such as that caused by the black sigatoka fungus. The...
  • America Supports You Members Share Stage With Lt. Dan Band

    05/05/2006 6:41:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 427+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Paul X. Rutz and Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, May 5, 2006 – Volunteers with groups dedicated to supporting America's fighting men and women gathered for a celebrity-led concert in the Pentagon's outdoor center courtyard today. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld meets Sara Singer, an "Operation Iraqi Children" volunteer, during a concert at the Pentagon, May 5. OIC is a nonprofit organization co-founded by actor Gary Sinise that sends school supplies to children in Iraq. Photo by William D. Moss  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The event, which was sponsored by "America Supports You," featured actor Gary Sinise and his "Lt. Dan Band," whose performance was broadcast...
  • Baghdad Morgue Struggles To Cope With Flow Of Bodies

    05/04/2006 7:33:59 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 424+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-5-2006 | Oliver Poole
    Baghdad morgue struggles to cope with flow of bodies By Oliver Poole in Baghdad (Filed: 05/05/2006) The month after the bombing of the Golden Mosque in Samarra was the bloodiest in Baghdad's modern history, with 1,294 bodies arriving at the city's morgue. Ninety per cent had been shot, said the facility's deputy director, Dr Qaiss Hassan, as official figures were released of the carnage that came after the destruction of the revered Shia holy site on Feb 22. A coffin arrives at the morgue There was a wave of tit-for-tat sectarian killings as Shia mobs rampaged through the Iraqi capital,...
  • Movie Promotion Confused With Bomb In LA

    04/29/2006 3:26:03 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 480+ views
    Movie Promotion Confused With Bomb in L.A. Saturday April 29, 2006 10:46 PM SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) - A newspaper promotion for Tom Cruise's upcoming ``Mission: Impossible III'' got off to an explosive start when a county arson squad blew up a news rack, thinking it contained a bomb. The confusion: the Los Angeles Times rack was fitted with a digital musical device designed to play the ``Mission: Impossible'' theme song when the door was opened. But in some cases, the red plastic boxes with protruding wires were jarred loose and dropped onto the stack of newspapers inside, alarming customers....
  • Taking Out A Killer Asteroid - With A Tame One

    04/26/2006 3:36:12 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 595+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-26-2006 | Maggie McKee
    Taking out a killer asteroid – with a tame one 17:38 26 April 2006 news service Maggie McKee It sounds like a Hollywood blockbuster. A potentially deadly asteroid is heading for Earth, and scientists mount a mission to intercept it – using another asteroid. But that is exactly what two French researchers propose in a plan to capture and "park" a small asteroid near the Earth for just such emergencies. But a second group of researchers says shooting a spacecraft into the asteroid would be simpler and more effective. Other experts warn that both plans risk having fragments of...
  • Teen opens eyes as rabbi wraps him with Scripture

    04/25/2006 4:56:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 631+ views
    WND ^ | April 25, 2006 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – A Florida teenager lying in a coma here after being critically injured last week in a suicide bombing opened his eyes for the first time since the attack yesterday just as his rabbi donned him with teffillin, or Jewish prayer phylacteries. Daniel Wultz, 16, was one of over 60 people injured in last Monday's attack in which a Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded section of Tel Aviv as Israelis celebrated the fifth day of the Passover holiday. The blast ripped through a falafel restaurant just outside the city's old central bus station, killing...
  • Iran Raises Tension With 30million pound Gift To Hamas

    04/16/2006 7:01:20 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 428+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-17-2006 | Tim Butcher
    Iran raises tension with £30m gift to Hamas By Tim Butcher in Jerusalem (Filed: 17/04/2006) Iran defied America and Europe yesterday when it pledged to give almost £30 million to the new Hamas-led Palestinian government. The one-off payment from Teheran, which was announced by Manouchehr Mottaki, the Iranian foreign minister, will go some way to plugging the gap in Palestinian finances caused by the recent loss of western aid. Israel vowed to stop the money getting through - a viable proposition given how heavily Palestinian financial institutions rely on Israel. Mr Mottaki appeared to relish announcing the donation, which will...
  • Pye guides Henry Libertarians with independence

    04/11/2006 7:51:39 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 14 replies · 722+ views ^ | 4 9 06 | Michael Davis
    Jason Pye isn’t your typical political party chairman. He’s young, tattooed, sports a goatee, and is fiercely independent. But then, he’s the chairman of the Henry County Libertarian party, a party not known for its conformists. And even he sometimes doesn’t tow the party line. Pye, 25, was elected to the party’s chairmanship in January of 2005 after about a year of party interest and involvement. Though the party is small in heavily Republican-leaning Henry County — only about eight to 10 members attend regular monthly meetings — Libertarian candidates have made bids for local and state office from here....
  • Naked, Oily Man Attacks Police With Nunchucks

    03/30/2006 7:18:59 AM PST · by M203M4 · 56 replies · 1,032+ views
    wusatv9 ^ | 3/22/2006 11:29:40 AM | Jodi Mohrmann
    Police in Charleston say a naked man exposed himself to his neighbor, then later attacked officers with nunchucks. Police say 49-year-old Rudolph Claude Smith went next door to his neighbor's house to borrow some oil for a workout. While he was in the neighbor's home, police say Smith took off his clothes and asked the neighbor to "oil him up." According to a police report, Smith attacked officers with nunchucks when they came to his home to make an arrest. They also say the oil made it hard for them to get a good grip on him. He's now in...
  • 3 Arizona soldiers get words in with McCain

    03/26/2006 9:23:30 AM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 1,005+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Tiana Velez
    Among those gathered Saturday to listen to Sen. John McCain in Iraq were Arizonans Maj. Cecil MacPherson, 34, and Sgt. Glenn Hawkins, 32, of the U.S. Army, who are serving there. Army Sgt. Brad Owensby of Dudleyville — northeast of Tucson near Winkelman — also managed to squeeze in a few moments of face time with McCain afterward. "I was surprised that he knew of the town where I was from," Owensby said in a telephone interview Saturday from Baghdad. Each of the men had their personal reasons for going to see McCain, though Hawkins joked he was decidedly less...
  • Iran's Secret Talks With Iraqi Militants Sparks Fears Of Proxy War

    03/18/2006 6:40:16 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 498+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-19-2006 | Harry de Quetteville
    Iran's secret talks with Iraqi militants spark fears of proxy war Harry de Quetteville (Filed: 19/03/2006) Iran held secret talks with Shia militant leaders from Iraq and Lebanon only days before the country's nuclear negotiators threatened America with "harm and pain", independent sources in Teheran have revealed. The Iraqi firebrand cleric, Moqtadr al-Sadr and the chief of the armed Shia group Hizbollah in Lebanon, Hassan Nasrallah, held separate consultations with leading officials in Teheran. Al-Sadr commands thousands of fighters in Iraq, with the power to destabilise further the country and target British and American troops, while Hizbollah's missile-wielding fighters are...